Police Gazettes (NRS 10958),1862-1962 contain information about crimes committed, criminals wanted, criminals apprehended, prisoners discharged, persons on good behaviour bonds, missing persons, and police appointments and promotions.
Police Gazettes over 70 years old are open to public access
Microfilm copies for 1862-1930 in both reading rooms
Digital copies for the years 1867-1900 are online
Tip: The Police Gazette took over the role of reporting ships deserters from 1862. See the Government Gazette for desertions 1852-62.
Community Services has made access directions that close case files from general public access for 100 years and registers to case files for 80 years. Most administrative records are open to public access after 30 years.
The Department provides individuals free access to their own records. Community Services' website contains information for individuals wishing to access their own records and for those seeking to use the records for other research purposes. See: http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/about_us/freedom_of_information_foi.html?s=1114713960 .